The table below looks at the statistics for the Development Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Development Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Development Consultant
Rank 618 594 557
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Development Consultant 10 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.038% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.042% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
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£475 £395 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -34.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £271 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £400 £431
% change year-on-year
-24.37% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52752 50560 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.47% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33520 30690 27691
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1927 2009 2145
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Development Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Development Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Development Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Development Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Development Consultant within the UK.

Development Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Development Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Development Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Development Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Development Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Development Consultant within the UK.

Development Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Development Consultant
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 9 £500 +28.20% 5
London -3 6 £500 +28.20% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
North East - 2 - - 1
City of London -9 1 £500 +28.20%
Manchester - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 £350 -

Development Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Development Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Development Consultant in their job title.

1 8 (33.33%) Java
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) .NET
5 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.67%) Oracle
5 4 (16.67%) Web Services
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 3 (12.50%) Linux
6 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
6 3 (12.50%) HTML
6 3 (12.50%) J2EE
6 3 (12.50%) Degree
6 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) BDD
6 3 (12.50%) Analytics
6 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.33%) SDLC
7 2 (8.33%) SOAP
7 2 (8.33%) Puppet
7 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
7 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
7 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
7 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (8.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool

Development Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Development Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Development Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (4.17%) Confluence
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Photoshop
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Agresso
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) PaaS
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LDAP
2 1 (4.17%) SMS
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) FTP
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Ant
2 1 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
2 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Back Office
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) J2EE
3 3 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) SOAP
4 2 (8.33%) Flash
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) SAP BC
5 1 (4.17%) LINQ
5 1 (4.17%) jQuery
5 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.17%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Learning Management System
3 1 (4.17%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.50%) Service Management
2 3 (12.50%) Analytics
2 3 (12.50%) BDD
2 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) SDLC
3 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.33%) OO
3 2 (8.33%) TDD
3 2 (8.33%) Scrum
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) OOP
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (4.17%) Document Management
4 1 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Java
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 1 (4.17%) R
4 1 (4.17%) Groovy
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) CIPD
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) StatsD
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
2 2 (8.33%) BMC
2 2 (8.33%) Informatica
2 2 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) Tableau
3 1 (4.17%) Rackspace
3 1 (4.17%) Apigee
3 1 (4.17%) Mashery
3 1 (4.17%) Teradata
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) EMC
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix